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Is part of The Bitterbynde Trilogy Cecilia Dart-Thornton , 2001-2003 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2001... 2001 The Ill-Made Mute
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'In a world where creatures of legend haunt countryside and forest, to be caught outside after dark means almost certain death, so the inhabitants of Isse Tower are amazed when a mute, starving foundling is discovered outside their gates. With no recollection of either its name or past, the child comes to realize that the only hope of happiness lies with a wise woman residing in distant Caermelor. But to get there, the newly named Imrhien must survive a wilderness of endless danger. Lost and pursued by unhuman wights, Imrhien is eventually saved by Thorn, a mysterious and handsome ranger, but unknown to them both a dark force has summoned the Unseelie, and malignant hordes amass in the night.'

Source: Fantastic Fiction website www.fantasticfiction.co.uk (Cited 15/4/10)

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Affiliation Notes

  • Writing Disability in Australia:

    Type of disability Mutism.
    Type of character Primary.
    Point of view Third person.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
      :
      Warner Books ,
      2001 .
      Extent: 448p.
      Description: illus., map
      ISBN: 0446528323, 0446528021
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Pan Macmillan Australia , 2001 .
      Extent: 437p.
      Note/s:
      • Dedication: For my beloved parents, for my wonderful husband and my entire extended family, for Betsy Mitchell, Paul Witcover and Martha Millard, and for Lizzie, the manuscript's first reader. As well as a multiplicity of thanks to Ross Gibb, and to Cate Paterson for her words of wisdom.
      • Previously published: New York : Warner Books, 2001.
      ISBN: 0732910978
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Macmillan ,
      2001 .
      Extent: 437p.
      ISBN: 0333907531
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Pan ,
      2002 .
      Extent: 437p.
      Description: illus., map
      Note/s:
      • Originally published: London : Macmillan, 2001.
      • Includes bibliographical references.
      ISBN: 033390754X (pbk), 0330489550 (pbk)
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Tor , 2003 .
      Extent: 623p.
      Description: illus., maps
      Note/s:
      • Previously published: Pan Macmillan, 2001.
      ISBN: 0330363719 (pbk.)
    • Brighton, Brighton - Moorabbin area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Leaves Of Gold Press , 2013 .
      image of person or book cover 8232080033137732776.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 508p.
      Edition info: 2nd edition
      Note/s:
      • Published: April 2013
      ISBN: 9780987500175 (paperback) :
Alternative title: De vreemde vondeling
Language: Dutch
    • Amsterdam,
      c
      Netherlands,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Luitingh-Sijthoff ,
      2002 .
      image of person or book cover 688446902531842358.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 493p.
      Description: illus., map
      ISBN: 9024543835 (pbk)

Other Formats

  • Also sound recording, braille.

Works about this Work

Untitled Geoff Ferguson , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 16 no. 1 2002; (p. 29-30)

— Review of The Ill-Made Mute Cecilia Dart-Thornton , 2001 single work novel
Untitled Lucy Sussex , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 7 January 2002; (p. 12)

— Review of The Ill-Made Mute Cecilia Dart-Thornton , 2001 single work novel
The Ill-Made Mute by Cecilia Dart-Thornton Stella Lees , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 9 no. 4 2001; (p. 30)
Footsteps of the Master Tim Lloyd , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 13 October 2001; (p. 21)

— Review of The Ill-Made Mute Cecilia Dart-Thornton , 2001 single work novel
Now That's a Bestseller Malcolm Knox , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8-9 September 2001; (p. 7)
CoverNotes Lucy Sussex , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 5 August 2001; (p. 11)

— Review of The Ill-Made Mute Cecilia Dart-Thornton , 2001 single work novel ; Adults Only Morris Gleitzman , 2001 single work children's fiction
Comfort-Zone Escape Terry Dowling , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 15-16 September 2001; (p. 14)

— Review of The Ill-Made Mute Cecilia Dart-Thornton , 2001 single work novel ; Forest of Dreams : The Lay Lines Trilogy Sophie Masson , 2001 selected work novel ; Daughter of the Forest Juliet Marillier , 1999 single work novel
Footsteps of the Master Tim Lloyd , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 13 October 2001; (p. 21)

— Review of The Ill-Made Mute Cecilia Dart-Thornton , 2001 single work novel
Untitled Lucy Sussex , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 7 January 2002; (p. 12)

— Review of The Ill-Made Mute Cecilia Dart-Thornton , 2001 single work novel
Untitled Geoff Ferguson , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 16 no. 1 2002; (p. 29-30)

— Review of The Ill-Made Mute Cecilia Dart-Thornton , 2001 single work novel
Fantasy Author Clicks into World of Make-Believe Geoff Strong , 2001 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23 July 2001; (p. 2)
Now That's a Bestseller Malcolm Knox , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8-9 September 2001; (p. 7)
The Ill-Made Mute by Cecilia Dart-Thornton Stella Lees , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 9 no. 4 2001; (p. 30)
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